Author: William R. Wineke, Special to Channel 3000

Want to look presidential? Drop a bomb

It is becoming pretty clear what it takes to have our news media describe you as "presidential." What you do is to lob a few bombs – actually, missiles in this case – at a perceived enemy. Almost before the missiles landed on a Syrian airfield, critics, not only in the media but among both parties in Congress started gushing about how effective President Donald Trump was in ordering the strike and about how "presidential" his action was. They also wasted no time in contrasting Trump's...

Pianist Bianconi Earns His Welcome at MSO Concert

French pianist Philippe Bianconi filled the Overture Center for his sixth weekend performance Friday and earned the cheering, standing ovation he received by playing an exhausting 40-minute performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Orchestra."

Wineke: Can't blame Trump for anti-Semitism, but can't absolve him either

It really isn't fair to call President Donald Trump an anti-Semite. To do so, one would have to ignore Trump's Jewish son-in-law, daughter and grandchildren.  To do so one would have to ignore his history as a Manhattan developer with worldwide contacts. But we shouldn't let the president off the hook completely either. One thing history shows us is that when the leaders of a society start to scapegoat any minority group, popular hatred almost inevitably and eventually turns on the...